Braised Slow-Cooker Pork Roast + Rainbow Root Veggies - FOOD PHOTO SHOOT

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I’ve decided I need to become closer friends with my slow-cooker. So here’s the thing, for the longest time I didn’t have an actual slow-cooker while living in Chile. I had this rice cooker that, let’s be honest, was a piece of crap, and I tried many times to trick it into thinking it was a crock-pot with no luck whatsoever.

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When I finally did acquire one though, I’d forget to use it because I got so used to not having it. I feel like I still do that now that I have a really great one. Okay, but recently with the weather being so cold and the days being short I’ve been thinking about it a lot more because there are so many comfort foods that are ten times easier with it. I can hardly think of a more comforting meal than tender meat and potatoes.

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Oh, and speaking of the weather, it’s been much less snowy than usual this Winter. I mean, we’ve had snow, but typically the Winters up here have us buried in feet of it for a few months. So far it’s been mild and I can’t say I’m upset. For me it’s the perfect amount right now because I’ve really enjoyed being able to drive and not have the snow to deal with.

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Haha, my dad on the other hand, he loves to drive in it. Just between us, he’s a total kid at heart when it snows and he’ll do the best he can to make everyone in the car nervous by showing-off and slipping and sliding on purpose in it. He’s been complaining this past week that “Winter’s over!” because the temp has been really warm for January.

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But anyway, I’m enjoying that there’s white on the ground but that it’s been staying off the roads for me. I should also warn you guys that I might become a little too attached to the slow-cooker now. I’ve made a few meals in it already just this week and I’m basically slapping myself asking why in the world I’ve neglected it so much.

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Of course, this is just me personally. You probably already know that there are endless possibilities to make in it, so definitely expect some more future slow-cooker recipes coming your way. Also, this recipe works well with beef instead of pork also if you don’t eat pork.

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Braised Slow-Cooker Pork Roast + Rainbow Root Veggies


Ingredients

Roast:


1 bunch green onions, minced
4 cloves garlic, minced
pound pork shoulder
3 tablespoons worchestershire sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
salt and pepper to taste

Rainbow Root Veggies:


1 pound rainbow carrots (or basic orange), chopped or sliced
4 small to medium Idaho potatoes, washed and cubed
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large, deep, skillet or dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium high heat and toss in the green onion and garlic. Stir over heat for about 2 to 3 minutes until browned then use a spatula to move them to the side of pan and place the pork shoulder in pan. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes until just the outside is browned, then turn and repeat on other side. Turn off heat and move the roast into the crock-pot then scrape the garlic and onion on top.
  2. Add the soy, worchestershire, salt and pepper, and herbs and place lid on top. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours until completely done and tender. It should be basically falling apart.

    Rainbow Root Veggies:

  3. Heat oven to 400 degrees F (200 C) and line a baking sheet with foil. Add the veggies to pan and drizzle with oil, then season with salt, pepper and herbs. Use your hands to gently toss to coat then place pan in oven to bake for 25 - 30 minutes until tender-crisp and browned.
  4. Remove pan from oven and serve with the hot roast.

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Hi @gringalicious! Yay for the slow cooker! I had to laugh at "I had this rice cooker that, let’s be honest, was a piece of crap, and I tried many times to trick it into thinking it was a crock-pot" :) I have a slow-cooker that is quite controversial in my house. I like it. My kids hate it. They see it out and scream, "You're not going through another vegetarian Indian food in the crock pot phase are you? That was terrible! Thank God the cookbook was from the library and you had to return it!" It probably would have gone better for me if my slow cooker food ended up looking like yours ;)

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Kids hate the slow cooker, how funny. Yeah, the men in my family would have hated the Indian phase. Amazing commenting, super well done. You're going to be a steem star if you keep this up

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Thanks for the encouragement @gringalicious 😊

well... i just planned my tomorrows lunch.... thank you @gringalicious....

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thanks for taking the time to comment @wilku

Phenomenal photos, just amazing!

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Thanks so much for all of your support @noboxes

what a gorgeous presentation. I love the colorfulness of the carrots

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thanks so much for taking the time to comment @mamaloves

I love it when you use the crock pot. Amazing photos!!

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thanks so much for all of your amazing support

Oh my that looks amazing, I love me some meat and potatoes haha

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so sorry it has taken me 6 days to respond, I'm such a loser. Thanks so much for the compliment and kind words @kotturinn

EPIC. Hope you consider putting all these amazing shots on Shutterstock or Offset. Fingers in pies! (I mean, revenue streams, not actual fingers in pies)

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Hey @condra, so sorry it has taken me 6 days to respond, I've had crazy stuff in my life the past 2 weeks. I will be able to post about it soon. I should talk to you more about this. Maybe we can do it on steemit.chat

I am literally slavering on my laptop right now. I'm having quite a nice curry later, but having seen those pictures I want braised pork instead!

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I hope the curry was fantastic? Thanks so much for commenting @unclehermit

I'm getting hungry watching this :)

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Well then Ive done my job, haha @cowi!

Mmm its delicious thanks

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This post has received a 0.39 % upvote from @booster thanks to: @gringalicious.

I don't understand english good, but this photos of food look so delicious.

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This post has received gratitude of 2.22 % from @appreciator thanks to: @gringalicious.

awesome.very nice photography.
i like this food.
thanks for sharing....

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So happy you liked it @riyad11

hmmmm ... somehow I feel hungry ....

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thanks so much for commenting

I’ve done the opposite of the slow cooker - the pressure cooker and I have to say, the results are almost similar with half the time taken! I’m quite sure though that slow cooking produces a more infused flavor into the meat, but when you want a quick meal and craving something like this....

Thanks for the recipe! I will have to try it out one day ☺️

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I need to experiment with a pressure cooker, thanks so much for the inspiration @blackmox

The slow-cooked pork looks so deeeeeeelicious!!

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thanks so much for commenting

Wow..delicious..😊😊

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thanks so much for taking the time to comment on my post

It look fabulous @gringalicious

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so good to hear from you @happyhousewife

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Your so very welcome

Looks great girl!! The beautiful potato, carrots, and did I see a parsnip in there! WOW Scrumptious!

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thanks so much for taking the time to comment on my post

Look good! I can feel the meat melting in my mouth.. i want it right now! Haha.. u r great cooker @gringalicious. Done followed you!

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thanks so much for taking the time to comment on my post @policestreet

I'm getting hungry watching this 😂😂

It looks so soooooo edible...Yum !

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thanks so much @wilf-fluff

Good recipe to make at home! Congratulations!

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thanks so much for commenting

good !!

wow, great presentation, it looks tasty
Keep it up,
XOXO

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thanks so much

Yummy.. This is beautiful and looks so delicious..

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thanks so much for commenting on my post

I love my slow cooker (s). I use them every week and they are great for making broth and stocks. Your roast looks wonderful and good! I was looking for the recipe in the comments and you have it in the post!....Wonderful! Have a great day.

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thanks so much for the continued support @tesscooks4u. I am so sorry it has taken me 6 days to respond

This make me salivate just looking at the photos. Thanks for the heart warming story and the belly warming recipe. So glad you're enjoying your slow cooker.

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thanks so much for taking the time to comment on my post @lifeisartsandy. Looks like you are new to steem, welcome

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Thank you!

Looks delicious!!!
I want to eat.

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thanks so much for commenting on my post

Yum! Winter in the northcountry is definitely the time for slow cookers-- we are very attached to ours for stews, pork and beef roasts and many other great things. Heck, chili done in a slow cooker all day is awesome as all the flavors have a chance to "marry."

Our current "magic appliance" is our "Instant Pot" which is basically the completely safe 21st century version of the old pressure cooker. As a foodie, if you haven't tried it, seriously consider it! Think perfectly braised short ribs... in 30 minutes.

Anyway, beautiful post as always!

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ah, very attached to your slow cooker, I've heard stories, LOL. Mm, the instant pot, I'll have to take a look. thanks so much @denmarkguy

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I was deeply skeptical when my wife got this mystery device... I'm an old-fashioned "hand created" type of cook. But I've been converted; I'm a believer. And I generally DO NOT trust "as seen on TV" gadgets.

This dish looks so amazing and lips dripping.... Thanks for the shot @gringalicious

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thanks so much for taking the time to comment on my post @ahmmartiinz

this looks really healthy and delicious wow :)

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thanks so much @blazing

mouthwatering...
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It looks delicious and yummy thank you for sharing the recipe

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thanks so much for your continued support @maryahoc

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It's my pleasure ☺️☺️

i appreciate you posting this recipe i love to braise meats and i am always looking for new recipes thank you!

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I am thrilled you liked it @lymorgan, thanks so much for commenting. Feel free to take this and make your own post about it

Hmm it looks delicious. Awesome post. Thanks for sharing.

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I'm always glad to share. Thanks @easytyga!

Great pic. What you use to get light like this?

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I only use natural lighting. Thanks so much for the comment and welcome to steem

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This looks so unbelievably delicious!! I am going to give this a shot. I'll just have to borrow my mothers slow cooker because like you said, the rice cooker just sucks!

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Haha, you're right @redsonja! Thanks girl!

that's what i'm talking about! looks amazing! 🍴 this makes me miss my grandmothers cooking

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Oh, yes this is the classic type of cooking we all know and love. Thanks @doitvoluntarily!

Great Post & Recipe As Always!
Steem on :)

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Thank you so much @jcsteem! Have an awesome day!

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Thanks and you as well!